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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: CatholicU, Faculty-Led, Summer Institute Academic Level: 1. Freshman
Internship Available: No Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite Housing Options: Residence Hall
Click here for a definition of this term On-Site Language Course Required: No Click here for a definition of this term Credits: 3
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden Areas of Study: Italian
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Program Description:

FYE Rome Students

First-Year Experience in Rome


From the wonders of Ancient Rome to the sweet buzzing of contemporary Roman society, the "Eternal City" is rich in history and culture unlike anywhere else in the world. The FYE Rome program offers students an introduction to the vibrant existence of the Italian capital and its role in the development of Western civilization. Students have the opportunity to experience and participate in the past, present, and perhaps future of one of humanity's greatest millennial cities.


Catholic University freshmen have the opportunity to conclude their First-Year Experience with this summer program in Rome. This three-week, three-credit course takes place in Rome, where students engage in experiential learning using the Eternal City as their classroom. Frequent site visits in Rome and weekend excursions around Italy form an essential part of the academic experience. All students participate in a three-credit humanities course taught by a Catholic University faculty member, focusing on Italian life and culture.

Archaeology of Daily Life in Ancient Rome: Work and Play
ITAL 221 / HIST 207R



The Catholic University Rome Center is located on via Garibaldi in a newly renovated building. Students will be housed in doubles, triples, or quads. A limited number of singles may be available upon request for an additional fee. Laundry and some meals are included. Home stays are not available during the summer.


Catholic University students applying to this program are strongly encouraged to pursue the First Year Experience in Rome Scholarship. A complete list of scholarships can be found here.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/01/2020
Rolling Admission 05/17/2020 06/06/2020
Summer 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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